My girls and I were tired of our usual restaurants on the Al-Andalus Strip, so we decided to try something different.
First, meet my girls: J.J., age 2, loves knives, ketchup, friendly waiters and food from anybody’s plate except hers. Lili, age 5, loves mango juice and thinks Fuddrucker’s is the ultimate in gourmet dining.
When Jeddah Food heard that Ruby Tuesday recently had a reshuffle and was under new management and with a new menu. We thought it was about time to give this American diner a look, it was also after 9pm on a Tuesday! (how very appropriate we thought). Located on Andalus Street right across from TGI […]
Samadi is a great little Middle Eastern Bakery tucked between Goodies and the Ligne Roset furniture store on Rawdah Street. Just before you come to Big Bite and the Bamboo Lobster Restaurant. They specialize in Arabic pastries, sweets and cakes, and are one of the better bakeries in town.In Ramadan their sweets are increasingly popular […]
Saied Restaurant is located just in front of the Gulf Plaza building on Madinah Road, just after King Saud Mosque if you are heading towards Madinah. The interior is much like that of Al Baik inside, with simple chairs and tables for dining, more seating is available upstairs for families,
As malls seem now as the top (and only) family entertainment option we have here in Jeddah. Eating out in them is inevitable. The problem I have is that if you don’t want to have a meal from one of the international fast-food places, then you’re stuck with not so great options. Where the Iranian food tastes Arabic, and the Arabic tastes Indian..
I take Indonesian food seriously. Perhaps way too seriously at times. The fact that I have Indonesian roots, and have been exposed to Indonesian cuisine for as long as I can remember, comes a long way in explaining the obsession. Which is why I always take great care before giving away the distinction..
Mr Saj is another venue in Al Hamra District than many of you must be familiar with. Setup in 2007 it is nestled between the offices of Utopia Design and Paninos, just along the road from the Al Hamra Hospital in the 6th District. It sells Healthy food with an arabic style’ according to their web site.
Abu Zaid Restaurants specialize in Mutabag and Maasoob, both local Saudi Dishes that are a great alternative to the usual Shawurma or Franchised takeaways Jeddah has to offer. Some of the desserts on offer were in the past only served in Ramadan although now they are available all year round.
Once in Kuwait i tried this great Chinese restaurant called Noodle Factory. There i had this incredible cream of corn/chicken soup. Not that i can get the name right, but the soup was engraved in my taste buds and for over a year i couldn’t find it again anywhere.
Ismaeel Nakhuda wrote ‘A Turkish Delight’ for Arab News back in 2006. He recently submitted the article to Jeddah Food, here we have posted an extract of it where he reviews Al-Fairouz a Turkish Restaurant in Jeddah. A Link to the Full Article can be found here.
Balsamico is already an old favorite for those seeking a comfy environment and high quality Italian food. It’s been tucked away on Tahlia St. for as long as we can remember and never fails to hit the spot, no matter what you’re looking for.
Pass by any branch of Shezan and let the aroma of mixed spices drive you to the wonderful experience and delicacies of an Indian kitchen. Aside from being one of Jeddah’s few South Asian restaurants that is clean and with full professional service.
Want the closest thing to a Shawirma sandwich offered in downtown Beirut?I feel that Lebanese food is an over populated category in Jeddah. Yet many of the restaurants around deserve to be shut down for the crimes they commit on this great cuisine.
Yildizlar is probably one of Jeddah’s best Restaurants, they’ve certainly been on the scene long enough and remain a popular choice, especially at lunch times when you will often find it difficult to get a table as the restaurant fills up with business types.
La Cuisine Jeddah is located on Palestine Street, more or less opposite the Jamjoom Centre.An obsession with privacy presumably mandated the installation of an opaque glass frontage and entrance screens to shield diners from the glances of local pedestrians. The cuisine is French-influenced and therefore, careless of cholesterol, uses vast amounts of dairy products in […]